LCAWL is the local chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL). FAWL was established in 1951 to serve as a statewide voice for Florida’s women lawyers and to actively promote gender equality and the leadership roles of its members in the legal profession, judiciary and community at large.
Lee County Association for Women Lawyers Scholarships
Purpose: LCAWL will offer a scholarship(s) to deserving women from Lee County, Florida who have a financial need, the potential to succeed in an undergraduate pre-law program or law school, and who demonstrate the potential to uphold the highest standard of integrity, honor, and courtesy in the legal profession, promote reform in law and facilitate administration of justice.
Award: One or more scholarships, which shall vary, shall be paid when the recipient submits a copy of her law school registration to LCAWL verifying enrollment. Scholarship funding is expected to assist the recipient with educational expenses. The recipient may apply to renew for one or more subsequent terms, although there is no assurance of renewal.
The Scholarship recipient shall receive an honorary membership to LCAWL until such time as she obtains her license to practice law in the State of Florida.
LCAWL scholarship(s) will be awarded based upon the applicant’s academic potential to entering 1Ls, rising 2Ls, or rising 3Ls who: (i) are women; (ii) are from Lee County, Florida; (iii) have a demonstrated financial need; (iv) have a commitment to practice law in Lee County, Florida; and (v) have a commitment to promote the philosophy of FAWL and LCAWL.
Each applicant shall be required to: (i) submit a five hundred word essay describing why she is applying for the scholarship, any extraordinary circumstances that she has overcome and how she intends to uphold the highest standard of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession, promote reform in law and facilitate administration of justice during her career; (ii) have either a: (a) member of LCAWL; (b) community leader; or (c) instructor, sponsor her application with a written statement of support; (iii) most recent academic transcript; and (iv) submit a completed application, (together the “Application”).
Application Submission: The Application should be mailed to LCAWL Scholarship Chair, c/o Theresa Daniels, Esq., P.O. Box 2366, Fort Myers, FL 33902, and must be received by the LCAWL Board of Directors by April 25, 2014. Extensions will not be granted. Applications that are incomplete or received after the deadline will not be considered. Letters of recommendation should be mailed with the application, if possible, but, in any case, must be received prior to the deadline.
Scholarship recipients will be notified by the end of April and will be recognized at the LCAWL Annual Judicial Reception, May 1, 2014.
For additional details, including the scholarship application, please ask your CDO advisor or visit Symplicity.